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  • Rhombodera extensicollis - Giant Asian Shield Mantis

    Rhombodera extensicollis (giant shield mantis) is a species of praying mantis of the Genus Rhombodera. It is native to Asia.

    Growth is around 4". A beautiful green mantis with a large appetite. They are docile and easily will walk around on you and likes to be held. These are excellent pets. 

    Common name: Giant shield mantis
    Distribution: Thailand India
    Max. size: Male ~10 cm, female ~11 cm
    Care
    Temperature: Day 22 - 26 °C, night room temperature
    Relative humidity: Day 50 - 60 %, night 60 - 70 %
    Recommended min. size of terrarium WxDxH: 30 x 30 x 40 cm
    Aggressivity against each other: Medium
    Level of difficulty: Beginner (good ventilation needed)
    Cycle
    Moults until fully grown: ~9 (adult in L10)
    Feeding
    L1: Small fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
    L2/L3: Big fruit fly Drosophila hydei
    L4/L5: Greenbottle fly Lucilia sp.
    L6 - adult: Bluebottle fly Calliphora sp.
    Adult females especially love big insects like grasshoppers and cockroaches.